Minister’s weekly open letter

Categories: Newsletter,Outreach

Dear Friends,

I am writing this on a rather dull and rainy afternoon – hoping that the glorious sunshine returns soon and it is a bit more inviting to go out for a walk.

This week we begin taking a few tentative steps towards returning to the church for gatherings: there will be a coffee morning there on Tuesday morning (see below in the programme and contact details if you wish to attend), and as the month goes on some other activities will follow – we will, of course, follow all the procedures and protocols that help to ensure everyone’s safety.

A reminder that this Sunday is the first Sunday of the month and so we will be celebrating Holy Communion: if you wish to share in this please have a bit of bread or a biscuit and some wine or juice handy.

I would also draw your attention to the new edition of our Church’s magazine, The Record, which you can find on our website. It’s a very full edition indeed with lots of interesting news and articles. Thanks, as always, to Sascha Sizoo-Adema, our editor, and to all who contributed.
I do hope that you have a good week, and that God gives you patience, perseverance and peace.

THIS WEEK:

Sunday, 10.30 (or any other time, it’s pre-recorded)
For anyone who wishes to consider the text for this Sunday in advance it is Genesis:1:1-8 and 1:24- 2:2; and also Psalm 8, passages for Holy Trinity Sunday

Sunday, 21.00
Short evening prayers, Compline: Join us on
ZOOM

Monday, 14.00-16.00: Knitting Christmas angels. Contact Gillian Walker at gillian.walker.ams@icloud.com

Tuesday, 08.45
Psalm Reciting (This week – Psalms 144-150).This week we will meet at the church again, though you are welcome, of course, to recite these psalms anywhere and any time.

Tuesday, 10.30
Coffee morning at the church. If you wish to attend please contact Sies Plokker on plokk034@planet.nl .

Wednesdays, 19.30
Bible Study: continuing this week at the Book of the Acts of the Apostles.
Join us on ZOOM

Thursdays, 21.00
Short evening prayers, Compline: You can join us on ZOOM

Prayer:
In a time like this there may be people who feel especially in need of prayer either for themselves or for someone else. There is a small group of people in the congregation who take it in turns on Sundays to be available after the service to pray for anyone in need – so, if you would like prayer or have a a particular prayer request please contact Margaret Richards on margaretanne_richards@hotmail.com and she and the others will pray accordingly.

A word about finance….
Please note that in this period when we are not meeting together there is a way of giving to the church on this website. Please use the PayPal donation button on the right.

Also, being the 1st Sunday of the month, we usually have a collection for the Mulanje Mission Hospital. As usual you can give by bank transfer – see here for more details..

God bless you all and keep us united as a church family – and safe and well.

Rev. Dr. Lance Stone